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Tebow to interrupt the Super Bowl to rant about abortion

cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
Even if you don't follow football, you've probably heard of Tim Tebow. He's the quarterback of the University of Florida Gators who says over and over and over and over that he puts his love of Jesus above everything, aside from football and using his professed love of Jesus to appear before every television camera ever manufactured.

It looks like Tebow has finally realized that televised college football probably isn't the best place for him to proselytize. So he's now moved on to the Super Bowl, even though he's not technically in it. From Slate:
It's been an entire two weeks since Tim Tebow was in the news, so God's favorite quarterback is back in action. But this time he's not on the field (football or mission); he's in the studio, filming a pro-life commercial that will be aired during the Super Bowl Feb. 7. Tebow will appear with his mother, who was told she should get an abortion when she got sick during a mission trip in the middle of her fifth pregnancy. She refused and instead gave birth to a baby boy who would become Heisman Trophy- and National Championship-winning quarterback. Tebow's 30-second spot, which will cost about $2.8 million, is being paid for by the evangelical group Focus on the Family (actually, by a handful of its donors, who gave money specifically for the making of the ad). The broadcast will come a year after Catholicvote.org filmed a pro-life Super Bowl commercial that NBC refused to air. The network said it didn't want ads about "political advocacy or issues." CBS is apparently cool with political advocacy, as long as it's Tim Tebow doing the advocating. But an online backlash has already started, and some sports fans wonder whether the ad will tarnish Tebow's reputation before he sets foot on an NFL field.

Do we really need political issue ads running during the Super Bowl? Is it wrong for CBS to take the money? And if Tebow is such a devout Christian, then why is he wasting his time playing football?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Another reason for me not to watch the Super Bowl.

    Also, it's fine with me if Focus on Family wants to pour money down the toilet.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It's a commercial and not during an election. If they're paying and not being funded by the Super Bowl, why would it be wrong for it to air during designated commercial spots regardless of whether its has political content?

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    edited January 2010
    I don't get it. It's okay for Budwiser to tell me to spend my hard-earned cash on their pisswater, but it's not okay for some atavistic douchebag to tell me that abortions are wrong?

    Oh, right, political ads might induce some critical thinking. That's the last thing we want in the middle of supermarket Sunday.

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    enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    More importantly, mocking The Messiah is probably not a good choice for your post-life plans.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If anyone wants to push a political message, the Super Bowl would be a good time. I mean, hey, Super Bowl commercials right?

    Then again... I want to laugh at shit, not have a guy tell me how he was almost aborted and grew up to be soooooooooo awesome.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    This sounds like a pro-abortion PSA.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I wonder how many households are going to erupt in arguments when the commercial plays and people comment on it, and it rolls into argument, and then OH FUCK I JUST MISSED THE BIG PLAY.

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    edited January 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    I want to laugh at shit, not have a guy tell me how he was almost aborted and grew up to be soooooooooo awesome.

    I'm not seeing how these notions are in conflict.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Elki wrote: »
    This sounds like a pro-abortion PSA.

    ice cold

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Thats why Kurt Warner derseves many props. Warner and his wife are public advent Christians, but don't go on the Evangelical way of "My Soap Box..You listen" spreading or forcing a message down people's throats. He's calm, cool, and collective. You don't see him finger pointing at others and proclaiming to be Holier than thou.




    And Tebow was almost aborted by his christian mother? Even if the story is true, I find that hard to fucking believe that devout christian parents would even consider any type of aborting whatsoever. That story is really suspcious sounding to me.

    I wonder who put Tebow up to this?

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    TheMarshalTheMarshal Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Wait, doesn't the Super Bowl only air on NBC? And this ad will be going on CBS?

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    I liked the Super Bowl for two reasons: commercials and an excuse to eat poorly. Now I can buy shitty food whenever I feel like it and the Super Bowl commercials have been on a decline for years now.

    Now, I think they are well within their right to spew a political statement during the Super Bowl. Might as well get people to think about shit that matters rather than fail miserably at being clever about whatever beer you're pitching.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Thats why Kurt Warner derseves many props. Warner and his wife are public advent Christians, but don't go on the Evangelical way of "My Soap Box..You listen" spreading or forcing a message down people's throats. He's calm, cool, and collective. You don't see him finger pointing at others and proclaiming to be Holier than thou.




    And Tebow was almost aborted by his christian mother? Even if the story is true, I find that hard to fucking believe that devout christian parents would even consider any type of aborting whatsoever. That story is really suspcious sounding to me.

    I wonder who put Tebow up to this?

    Wiki is stating that his mother had complications with him during pregnancy to the point of infection and the doctors recommended abortion, to which she refused. So this would qualify as almost aborted. So it was less a crisis-of-faith and more practical medial issue.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    I want to laugh at shit, not have a guy tell me how he was almost aborted and grew up to be soooooooooo awesome.

    I'm not seeing how these notions are in conflict.

    Oh ho ho, touche sir.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Superbowl is on CBS this year. NBC had the A Cards/Steelers one last year. FOX gets it next year.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Who wants to pay for a commercial right after his that talks about how WWII could have been prevented if only Mrs. Hitler had an abortion?

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    OctoparrotOctoparrot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Slate wrote:
    It's been an entire two weeks since Tim Tebow was in the news, so God's favorite quarterback is back in action.

    I know every QB thanks Jesus for making the ball go, but I thought Greg McElroy was God's favorite quarterback at the moment.

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Tebow will appear with his mother, who was told she should get an abortion when she got sick during a mission trip in the middle of her fifth pregnancy. She refused and instead gave birth to a baby boy who would become Heisman Trophy- and National Championship-winning quarterback.

    You mean all of the babies born after women were violated through sexual abuse and rape will grow up to be college football stars?

    I am sorry but this makes me sick.. this is the Super Bowl. Not Sunday morning Catholic Church.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh good. In case I didn't need more of a reason to hate Tim Tebow.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Can we have all the mothers of killers on who wish they had an abortion for a counterpoint.

    "I birthed George W. Bush, don't drink and fuck ladies."

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    I don't get the commercial. She had a CHOICE and she was allowed to make that CHOICE. Being pro-CHOICE, I find that to be a satisfactory outcome.

    Is Tebow saying we should be against mandatory abortion? Is that a pressing issue worthy of lofty ad time?

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    OctoparrotOctoparrot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    You mean all of the babies born after women were violated through sexual abuse and rape will grow up to be college football stars?

    I want to put something together here about incest giving offensive guards Retard Strength.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    He's one of the pro-life types who think pro-choice means mandatory. Because they're fucking stupid.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I don't get the commercial. She had a CHOICE and she was allowed to make that CHOICE. Being pro-CHOICE, I find that to be a satisfactory outcome.

    Is Tebow saying we should be against mandatory abortion? Is that a pressing issue worthy of lofty ad time?

    It's the same thing as the Palins. Sarah and Birstol are on the cover of People or whatever the fuck magazine this week with the quote, "We're so glad we chose life!"

    Bitch, if it was up to you, you wouldn't have gotten to fucking choose!

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Is he campaigning against his own late late late term abortion?

    Because he needs to start making that pitch post haste.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    Tebow will appear with his mother, who was told she should get an abortion when she got sick during a mission trip in the middle of her fifth pregnancy. She refused and instead gave birth to a baby boy who would become Heisman Trophy- and National Championship-winning quarterback.

    You mean all of the babies born after women were violated through sexual abuse and rape will grow up to be college football stars?

    I am sorry but this makes me sick.. this is the Super Bowl. Not Sunday morning Catholic Church.

    But its on Super Bowl SUNDAY, a game that desecrates the Sabbath. We are heathens destine to hell. Its only fitting that this message is on a SUNDAY. After all..its God's will.


    And then there will be darkness......

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    Edith_Bagot-DixEdith_Bagot-Dix Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Can we have all the mothers of killers on who wish they had an abortion for a counterpoint.

    "I birthed George W. Bush, don't drink and fuck ladies."

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I don't get the commercial. She had a CHOICE and she was allowed to make that CHOICE. Being pro-CHOICE, I find that to be a satisfactory outcome.


    :^:

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    2and2is52and2is5 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Get Kurt Warner and Tim Tebow on the same team next year and start an evangelical football team.

    The Arizona Believers.

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    OctoparrotOctoparrot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    Tebow will appear with his mother, who was told she should get an abortion when she got sick during a mission trip in the middle of her fifth pregnancy. She refused and instead gave birth to a baby boy who would become Heisman Trophy- and National Championship-winning quarterback.

    You mean all of the babies born after women were violated through sexual abuse and rape will grow up to be college football stars?

    I am sorry but this makes me sick.. this is the Super Bowl. Not Sunday morning Catholic Church.

    But its on Super Bowl SUNDAY, a game that desecrates the Sabbath. We are heathens destine to hell. Its only fitting that this message is on a SUNDAY. After all..its God's will.


    And then there will be darkness......

    Perhaps he's trying to pull us asses out of a pit.

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    HozHoz Cool Cat Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You know what Hitler was once?

    A baby.

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I don't get the commercial. She had a CHOICE and she was allowed to make that CHOICE. Being pro-CHOICE, I find that to be a satisfactory outcome.


    :^:

    I agree. We have a winner.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I don't get the commercial. She had a CHOICE and she was allowed to make that CHOICE. Being pro-CHOICE, I find that to be a satisfactory outcome.

    Is Tebow saying we should be against mandatory abortion? Is that a pressing issue worthy of lofty ad time?

    Exactly.

    So what is the point of putting this commerical out when the majority of Americans are Pro-Life anyway?

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hoz wrote: »
    You know what Hitler was once?

    A baby.

    Don't let your unborn child be like Hitler.

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    edited January 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    So what is the point of putting this commerical out when the majority of Americans are Pro-Life anyway?

    Thank you, sir, for breaking us out of this self-congratulatory limefest at the risk of your reputation by saying something that is completely wrong. Way to take one for the team.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    Hoz wrote: »
    You know what Hitler was once?

    A baby.

    Don't let your unborn child be like Hitler.

    And then there should be a Mr. Garrison voice over stating " Soclialcommunism is bad Mkaay"! - Paid for by the Tea Party of Americana and her Righteous ways

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    So what is the point of putting this commerical out when the majority of Americans are Pro-Life anyway?

    Thank you, sir, for breaking us out of this self-congratulatory limefest at the risk of your reputation by saying something that is completely wrong. Way to take one for the team.

    PM Sent , to prevent you from contributing to Godwinning this thread. Have an awesome day sir.

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    They couldnt get Greg McElroy?

    Honestly, I dont see how some cry baby loser like Tebow is a great persuasion not to have an abortion.

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    HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Hoz wrote: »
    You know what Hitler was once?

    A baby.

    Don't let your unborn child be like Hitler.

    And then there should be a Mr. Mackey voice over stating " Soclialcommunism is bad Mkaay"! - Paid for by the Tea Party of Americana and her Righteous ways


    Fixed.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    So what is the point of putting this commerical out when the majority of Americans are Pro-Life anyway?

    Thank you, sir, for breaking us out of this self-congratulatory limefest at the risk of your reputation by saying something that is completely wrong. Way to take one for the team.

    PM Sent , to prevent you from contributing to Godwinning this thread. Have an awesome day sir.

    These days, I think randomly predicting the Godwinning of a thread when the thread is in no danger of getting Godwined is pretty much the same as actual Godwinning.

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